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Hornsby House Inn

702 Main St. , Yorktown, VA 23690 USA (Show map)

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For three generations, the Hornsby House has been the center of hospitality in Yorktown and welcomed hundreds of visitors to the area. Newly renovated and opened- a fine quality B&B- offering 5 guest rooms and suites. The HH Inn is spacious and comfortable, and filled with family antiques. Enjoy our large common areas- inside and out. Walk accross the street to the Victory Monument, and close by, to the National Park Service Visitor Center. Enjoy a delicious home cooked breakfast in our dining room. Join our "special" afternoon repast- "High Tea" or Wine and Cheese. Sit and relax in our large and comfortable living room, or on our front porches- with a grand view of the the Yorktown Victory Monument and York River. Visit the historic attractions of Yorktown and the special ambiance of Main Street. Visit Williamsburg or Jamestown- via the beautiful National Park Service Colonial Parkway. Walk and dine out on the "Yorktown RiverWalk". Take a sailing cruise, visit our waterfront market place, or relax on the beach. Our signature suite is the Monument Grand Suite. Visit and book online at HornsbyHouseInn



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Lovely home

5 on March 23, 2015

Lovely inn with very charming rooms, delicious breakfasts and genial hosts. Highly recommended.

Our home from home

4.6 on February 23, 2015

We stayed during a very cold snap weather wise and were so glad we had chosen Hornsby House. It is an exceptionally beautiful home, tastefully decorated and styled. Our room, the Monument room was perfect with a view of the monument obviously, and an open log fire which was a real bonus. Kirsten looked after us really well and we were amazed to be allowed to have the run of the house as we were the only people staying at the time. David arrived on our last morning and couldn't have been more welcoming and generous with his time and suggestions. Mount Vernon was so worthwhile so thanks for that tip David. I highly recommend this wonderful home.

Great time in Yorktown

4.2 on December 03, 2014

We had several couples stay together in the Hornsby House Inn and it was a wonderful time, we felt very welcome and comfortable and were intrigued by the history of the house and the family as soon as you walk in the doors. I would give it a try, you will love the truth about where you are.

The perfect home base for exploring the historic triangle

3.6 on October 30, 2014

Superb accommodations in a stately 1934 mansion house. Every guest quickly becomes a member of the family as owners Dave and Phil provide delicious breakfasts and relaxing wine and cheese delights each morning and evening. Hospitality and service are outstanding - Dave provided travel tips, recommendations and reservations at local restaurants, and even an audio tour of the adjacent Yorktown battlefield. A great place to get away, relax, and experience American history.

Try this will not be disappointed

4.6 on September 22, 2014

Wonderful place, people and location. History literally at your door step. One of the most enjoyable B&B stays ever.

gorgious B&B

5 on August 27, 2014

It was our first visit to Yorktown. We chose the right place. Hornsby House was a very pleasant stop.

We felt like we were staying with friends

5 on July 02, 2014

We spent the weekend in Yorktown to celebrate our son's graduation from Coast Guard A-School which is just down the street from the Hornsby House Inn. The owners, brothers David and Philip Bowditch, made us feel very welcome, providing us with historical information about the area and sharing stories of their childhood home. The breakfasts were bountiful with bacon, eggs, and cheese grits served on their grandmother's china. We also enjoyed afternoon wine and cheese, watching the Main Street "traffic" from the comfort of the front porch rocking chairs. David and Philip also provided us with good information about activities in the area as well as recommendations for lunches and dinners. All in all it was a wonderful weekend.

A beautiful experience in an elegant home

5 on May 15, 2014

A 1930s home with expensive and tasteful furnishings in immaculately clean rooms. An experience to remember. Thank you, David Bowditch Michael

Will Go Back Again and Again

5 on May 09, 2014

Just completed our third stay and continue to enjoy this venue as a great place to meet with friends and enjoy each other's company in any of the lovely common areas, i.e. the veranda overlooking the Yorktown Victory monument that overlooks the York River, the beautifully appointed dining room, living room and side porch room as well as the side screened porch. The "Inn Keepers--David and Phil" are wonderful hosts who grew up in the house and know all of its history. They are also helpful in introducing you to all that the Yorktown area offers, i.e., museums, sunset cruises, restaurants, etc. Yorktown has all the charm of Williamsburg and much less traffic.

Texans love Hornsby House Innn

5 on April 27, 2014

Gourmet breakfast, wine and cheese in the afternoon. A great way to enjoy other guest. Great location,

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Rooms & Rates

Monument Grand Suite

Our most elegant and "spacious" guest room offers a king-sized four poster bed and two twin beds, a private bathroom (with tub), plus a cozy fireplace and large sitting area. It also features a private outdoor terrace overlooking the Yorktown Victory Monument and York River. This large room can easily accommodate 2 – 4 people in style and comfort. (32" HDTV DVD and Internet access) Rates include a full breakfast for all, plus a delightful afternoon repast, “High Tea” or Wine & Cheese at 5:00 p.m.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $189 - $229

Nightly Rate: $189 - $229

The Riverview Room

Overlooking Yorktown’s charming Main Street and the York River, this beautiful, cheerful room is specially appointed with a queen size bed and sitting area. Its unique private bath also features a grand view of the Victory Monument. With this room we like to say, “Washington would have slept here.” Rates include a full breakfast for all, plus a delightful afternoon repast, “High Tea” or Wine & Cheese at 5:00 p.m.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

The Chesapeake Suite

Enjoy a very private suite with queen bed, full bathroom with tub, and private outdoor terrace overlooking a quite garden area. If desired, this suite may be expanded to incorporate a second bedroom, “The Yorktown Room,” which features a full size double bed. This option makes it perfect for a family or two couples who can share the connecting full bath. Rates include a full breakfast for all, plus a delightful afternoon repast, “High Tea” or Wine & Cheese at 5:00 p.m.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

The Magnolia Room

Four windows with scenic views of Yorktown make the Magnolia Room bright and welcoming. This quaint, yet spacious room features a queen size bed, a single bed, large sitting area, and its own bathroom with tub. Tucked away on the 3rd floor, the room is private and special, and is a favorite of many. Rates include a full breakfast for all, plus a delightful afternoon repast, “High Tea” or Wine & Cheese at 5:00 p.m.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

The Hornsby Suite

Sleep snugly on the 3rd floor in this large room with a special grand king bed- plus a single bed for a third person. Enjoy the comfortable sitting area and large private bathroom (with tub). Rates include a full breakfast for all, plus a delightful afternoon repast, “High Tea” or Wine & Cheese at 5:00 p.m.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

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Location Type

Small town


Newport News, VA (PHF-Newport News Williamsburg Intl.) 12 miles

Directions to property:

From Williamsburg take the senic Colonial Parkway to Yorktown- about 11 miles. At end of Colonial Parkway- at the stop sign and entrance to Yorktown, take (slight) left road, go 1/4 mile to Victory Monument (on right). Hornsby House Inn is on the left - 702 Main Street. (In the spring and summer, guest can go around the "No Vehicular Traffic" sign on Main St, go 50 feet and take left on Smith St. Park on Smith Street and check in.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Yorktown Battlefields- National Park Service, Colonial Williamsburg, 20 min from Yorktown, National Park Service- Colonial Parkway, Jamestown Settlement- National & State Parks, Bush Gardens, 15 min from Yorktown, Water Country USA, 15 min from Yorktown, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Internet Service, Piano, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Sailboat Cruises from RiverWalk Market, Yorktown Victory Center -, Main Street -Tour Historic homes, shops,, National Park Service Visitor Center, Battlefields, Watermen's Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1607 Jamestown, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00-6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of one nights stay required to reserve rooms and suites.
  • Cancellations: We only have five "unique" rooms and suites. Your deposit holds your particular room for you, and prevents others from booking that room. If reservation is canceled more than 15 days in advance,has a $35.00 cancellation fee and your balance can be applied to a future reservation. Cancellations within 15 days of reservation has a $90 cancel fee and the balance can be applied to a future reservation. Cancellations within 48 hours,or no shows, will have no refund of deposit.



David and Philip Bowditch

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About the innkeepers

Phil and I grew up in the what family and friends call the "Big House". Our Mom passed five years ago, having raised four sons in this lovely home. At a sitdown dining room breakfast, we cook a gormet breakfast from Mom's cookbook, "From the Kitchen at Hornsby House, and we talk with our guests. You'll love it.

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  • Time Served: 8:45
  • Serving Location: Dining Room


702 Main St. , Yorktown, VA 23690 USA (Show map)

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